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  1. #1 Pope Francis donates $500,000 to migrants at US border 
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    Pope Francis donated $500,000 to Mexico-based projects to help migrant communities as media attention has faded, the Vatican said Saturday.

    The funds will be distributed between 27 projects associated with 16 Mexican dioceses and congregations, all of which asked for help to continue providing food, lodging, and basic necessities to those fleeing their home countries through Mexico.

    "In recent months, thousands of migrants have arrived in Mexico, having travelled more than 4,000 kilometers on foot and with makeshift vehicles from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. Men and women, often with young children, flee poverty and violence, hoping for a better future in the United States. However, the U.S. border remains closed to them," said a press release from Peter's Pence, the organization handling the funds
    Wow a whole $500,000 dollars


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    And just exactly where did that half mill come from?
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    Maybe we should donate a half a million migrants to the Vatican.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    And just exactly where did that half mill come from?
    It might have been taken from the funds they were planning on paying to the victims of sexual abuse within the church.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    And just exactly where did that half mill come from?
    http://www.usccb.org/catholic-giving.../peters-pence/

    The purpose of the Peter's Pence Collection is to provide the Holy Father with the financial means to respond to those who are suffering as a result of war, oppression, natural disaster, and disease.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranb View Post
    It might have been taken from the funds they were planning on paying to the victims of sexual abuse within the church.

    I thought maybe they melted down some of their gold icons or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    I thought maybe they melted down some of their gold icons or something.
    Two chances of that - slim and none and slim has left the building.
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    Maybe they sold a few paintings the Nazis "liberated" in World War two that helped pay their way out of Europe
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    If the US gives any foreign aid to the Vatican, $1M should be deducted from it - compensatory plus punitive damages.
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    I wonder how the funds are being distributed; and how much will end up in someone's pocket? What was I thinking; that never happens. The Vatican Bank is one of the most secretive financial institutions on the planet. Organized religion =s $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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